Experts 2019

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Ronald de Temmerman
Vice President Strategic Solutions Manager – EMEA

Ronald has been active with the company since 2002, initially being responsible for the set up and sales of PKI solutions and digital certificates. As VP Strategic Sales he is responsible for the development of new markets and extending PKI solutions which support the Internet of Everything (IoE).

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Tom Thorpe
VP Northern Europe

Tom brings over 16 years of experience in Security Services. Prior to joining Symantec, Tom was Director of Security Consulting for EMEA at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Security Services. He also held sales positions at HP Enterprise Security Services and Blue Coat and was Channel Manager for Packeteer and Fortinet.

Tom holds an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate from Stanford University, a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Studies and a Higher National Certificate in Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University. 

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Louis Vieille-Cessay
Subject Matter Expert
Micro Focus

Louis joined Micro Focus through the HPE Software spin-merge in September 2017. Since 2011, he has held multiple sales, technical and business development roles in our security risk and governance product group. Louis currently leads the technical consulting team for Micro Focus Security, Risk & Governance Solutions in France and BeLux.

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Erik R. van Zuuren
Chairman of the summit

Erik is activily engaged in several jobs / activities, which activities include:

  • Founder TrustCore.EU
  • Topic Leader ITSE-S2 “Security Practices” at Solvay Brussels School
  • Security advisor and architect at BNP Paribas Fortis - Global Security
  • Advisor/Expert on Trust/eID/eSig/eSeal/Blockchain at Flemish Government
  • Expert / PM regarding (Qualified) Trust Services related guidelines for ENISA

Since January 2015 Erik left a big4 to start up TrustCore.EU and is currently active in the roles mentioned in the list above. Erik has years of experience/expertize in amongst others: Governance/Risk/Compliance, eGovernment/eBusiness/eBanking, Trust Services and Trusted/Trustworthy (eco-)systems, Enterprise (Security) Architectures, Service Oriented Architectures and Cloud Platforms, Information & CyberSecurity (Management) etc. Erik's engagements include activities in public sector (Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal ICT Department (Fedict), the eGov & ICT agency of the Flemish Gov, DG Connect, DG Employment, DG RTD, EC-ISA, etc.) as well as activities in a diverse spectrum of private sector organizations (incl. NBB, ING, KBC, Electrabel Suez, Infrabel, DeLijn, BPost, Euroclear).Erik's achievements include being one of the fathers/authors of the blueprint for the Belgian Personal Identity Card Project (BelPIC) and being one of the fathers of key egov-supporting services at the Flemish government (wide range of (trust-)services wrt e-identification / e-authentication / authorisation / e-signing / stamping, etc). Currently Erik is focusing on Enterprise (Security) Architecture, on the effects/implementation of the eIDAS-Trust Regulation and on the upcoming Payment Services Directive 2.

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